Maritime Safety News Today – 1st May 2008

Capsize kills one worker in river
Shanghai Daily – Shanghai,China
The Shanghai Maritime Safety Administration said a number of patrol boats were still searching for the missing worker. The accident happened at about 7:20am

Trawler smashes into wall
Whitehaven News – Whitehaven,England,UK
with pumping equipment to try and salvage the vessel. Crews from Whitehaven and Workington worked to pump out the water but could not stop it sinking.

Boat in fatal collision may have been stolen
Radio New Zealand – Wellington,New Zealand
The owner of the boat involved in a deadly collision with a trawler on Sydney Harbour says the vessel was stolen. Four women and a man, all in their late

Weigh every box’, urges ship manager
Lloyd’s List – London,UK
Of those, about 25% are lost over the side, according to Jos Koning, senior project manager at the Maritime Research Institute in the Netherlands,

HUMAN RESOURCES “BIGGEST CHALLENGE” FOR SHIPPING
Maritime Global Net – Warren,RI,USA
“Following the invitation of the STW sub Committee, the Maritime Safety Committee, which is our parent body, mandated us to carry out as a high priority,

Asian nations urged to join anti-piracy taskforce
Radio Australia – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
for China and other Asian nations that fish off the coast of Somalia to take part in a proposed United Nations-backed force to combat maritime piracy.

Boaters seek $1M from bulk carrier for creating damaging wake
Southeast Texas Record – Beaumont,TX,USA
caused more damage that culminated in the sinking, states the suit. “As they worked to free the Lynda Sioux, Unnamed Second Vessel proceeded to pass.

Commercial Fishing Fatalities — California, Oregon, and
Food Consumer – Lisle,IL,USA
CFIVSA regulations focus primarily on saving lives after the loss of a vessel and not on preventing vessels from capsizing or sinking, falls overboard,

Rolls-Royce Wins Deck Safety Orders
Posted 05/01/08 at 09:01 AM

Rolls-Royce has signed contracts with a value of about $99m covering delivery of safer deck operations equipment for four anchor handling vessels; two of the contracts are with Karmsund for Ezra in Singapore, and two with Aker Yards for K-Line in Japan.

Bollinger Receives Safety Award
Posted 04/29/08 at 03:29 PM

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. has been presented the Award For Excellence In Safety by the Shipyard Council of America (SCA). The award was presented during the association’s April 7, 2008 general membership meeting held in Washington

Legal framework delays issuance of Seafarers ID card
Vanguard – Apapa,Lagos,Nigeria
The absence of a legal framework is currently delaying the issuance of the Seafarers Identification card (SID) (an instrument of the International Maritime .

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